Now this is exciting! Today I’m sharing the story of my first wedding of 2019 – and I’m in love! We’re talking winter romance by the loch in bonnie Scotland… Come and join me for this treat and get some totally wonderful wedding inspiration along the way.

Can you believe that Beth and her fabulous mum, Wendy, came to see me exactly three weeks before the wedding! Yes, you read that right; 3 WEEKS!!! And boy did they have some big ideas! But when you’re asked to play a big part in an amazing winter wedding on the banks of Loch Lomond, you know it’s going to be special. So my only response was yes!!!

To bring the idea of winter romance by the loch alive, Beth and Wendy were thinking lots of white and green, with touches of the traditional thistle, or Eryngium. Beth wanted her and her bridesmaid’s bouquets to feature lots of greenery and white Calla Lily. Calla Lily and Eryngium can also be seen in the buttonholes.

A truly global romance

Beth is from Australia – and had a plane load of friends and relatives flying in for the celebrations. Her wonderful new husband, Jamie, has Scottish roots so the Eryngium was definitely required. And it goes oh so well with those grey wool suits and kilts!

Beth shared a brief for the winter romance by the loch wedding that covered the bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements. This included low arrangements we used for the ceremony and then also at the top table edges. Beth had some lovely table centre piece ideas for their winter romance by the loch theme that also embraced travel – unsurprisingly!

Loving the statement arrangements!

Wendy was a lady after my own heart. It was her brief that covered the statement pieces for the ceremony and wedding. Together we devised four statement arrangements – my favourite thing! These can be seen at the top of the aisle (for the outdoor ceremony, in January – I know!!!) and at the sides of the ceremony table. These featured beautiful white roses, fabulous giant green Chrysanthemums, Ruscus, delicate but fabulous White Waxflower, soft Green Bell and some fluffy, trailing Asparagus Fern.

When I saw these arrangements set against the backdrop of Loch Lomond, I felt hugely emotional and was busting with pride! What a way to start my 2019 weddings off!

So if you’re planning a winter romance by a loch – or a passionate country house wedding, then get in touch. You can see what’s possible with 3 weeks’ notice. But if you can offer me a bit more time, that’s even better!

Much flowery love

Gillian x

Venue: The Lodge at Loch Lomond

Photographer: John Johnstone Photography

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